Yale Completes Spring Season

Gabby Bird-Vogel. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Gabby Bird-Vogel. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The defending Ivy League champion Yale volleyball team completed the spring season in impressive form, going 4-0 in the spring tournament at John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs beat Fairfield, Bryant, Bridgeport and UConn.

Columbia and Southern Connecticut State also attended the tournament, a round-robin affair that afforded all teams four quality matches. 

"We proved our hard work through the spring offseason paid off," team captain Haley Wessels, a rising senior, said. "It took a big team effort."

Associate Head Coach Kevin Laseau said rising sophomore Gabby Bird-Vogel played particularly well.

"What a great day for 'GBV,'" he said. "She was very strong at the net, and even clobbered some balls from the back row."

After a very competitive scrimmage at Boston College earlier in the year, Laseau said he and the team felt there had been a lot of progress between competitions.

"We played hard all day," Laseau said. "I wasn't sure if we'd have any rust on our game, but they did a nice job and showed solid composure."

With school ending, the team is now off for summer, while seniors Caitlin Cordell, Taylor Cramm and Bridget Hearst will graduate on May 21.